OTC

04/01/2014 - 10:35am

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

04/01/2014 - 10:17am

Louisville, Ky., was named the No. 1 spring allergy capital, up from No. 5 last year, on Monday by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

03/31/2014 - 9:11am

In an effort to curb abuse of over-the-counter cold and cough medications by minors, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed legislation — House Bill 2163 — that places an age restriction on the purchase of dextromethorphan.

03/31/2014 - 8:37am

The polar vortex may be responsible for an exceptionally strong, though delayed, spring allergy season, according to a report published Friday on CNN.com.

03/31/2014 - 7:15am

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved over-the-counter Nexium 24HR (esomeprazole 20mg), Pfizer announced.

03/28/2014 - 7:47am

More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

03/28/2014 - 7:22am

Fred's Super Dollar will be exiting a number of front-end categories — including footwear, televisions/home theater and select home furnishings — in an effort to expand seasonal, health, beauty, pharmacy and OTC, in line with reconfiguration plan strategies, Fred's CFO Jerry Shore told analysts Thursday.

03/28/2014 - 7:01am

Performance Health recently sponsored the March 2014 Run It Forward tour, the company announced Wednesday.

03/27/2014 - 11:48am

Roscoe Medical and Carex Health Brands on Thursday announced the merger of the two companies.

03/27/2014 - 11:40am

A study from Wahl Therapeutic Massagers released Thursday found that physical aches and soreness are a real threat to travelers of all ages — 92% of adults 18 years of age and older experience physical pain while traveling.